Harsh headline, eh?
“Democrats’ loss in Tuesday’s race for a Massachusetts Senate seat is a stark illustration of their collapsing support from independent voters, a phenomenon that’s prompting party leaders to revamp their playbook for this year’s midterm elections.
Independent voters—typically centrist, white and working-class—backed President Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2008. But Massachusetts is now the third Obama-won state in the past three months where independents have swung decisively Republican.
Polls in the days leading up to the vote suggested the lead for Republican Scott Brown came about largely because of his advantage among independents over Democrat Martha Coakley.”
Those are the lead paragraphs to the most recent apparently huge deal.
Either I haven’t witnessed it or it actually doesn’t exist here in Minneapolis — my age group, and certainly the younger groups, don’t care about the Massachusetts election. The election in which a REPUBLICAN just won. Yep. Scott Brown, now to-be Mass. Senator, is taking Kennedy’s seat, unhinging the Democrat filibuster-proof, super majority.
A Republican won the majority in a Democratic, liberal state.
The appropriate response here is, “YOWZERS!”
It feels weird being the only interested one of my, basically, generation. At least of the people I know personally and the people I simply follow on Twitter.
Anyways… I’m curious to see what happens next.
To see how (dis)honestly the health care bill is handled.